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As we’re approaching the event, we would love to present our first mentor, Adrian PicaWe proceeded to interrogate him and this is what he confessed us:

  1. What are you doing right now?
    Adrian: I am  Founder & CEO at 150sec.com, a media outlet where we write about tech and startups in CEE; A Product Manager at Telenav also Global Facilitator at Startup Weekend and above all Mentor at Spherik Accelerator
    As we are always curious, we checked with our researchers to gather more intel and we found out that:
    He has discovered something about humans and exploits it with 150sec.com. We’re suspicious that 150sec.com became so  awesome because it’s so practical, with way too cool stuff posted, about all that’s new on Startups, tech and business in CEE, all that in articles that you can read in 150 seconds. Also SPHERIK ACCELERATOR was nominated for one of the best supporter for Startups by Business Review in 2015.
  1. How did you enter the Startup Weekend world?
    Adrian: Participating at a Startup Weekend event in Milan and then organizing the Startup Weekend in Timisoara.
    We did some digging and it looks like he started to organize Startup Weekend Timisoara in July 2013.
  1. What are your top 3 favourite startups at the moment and why?
    Adrian: AirBNB, Uber and Foursquare – because I love to travel and they are the perfect tool to discover a new city in a very comfortable way.
  1. What are you expecting from the 5th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara?
    Adrian: I hope i’ll see projects that can be quickly implemented and can get some revenue during the weekend.
  1. What is your biggest piece of advice to Startup Weekend attendees?
    Adrian: Fall in love with the problem not with your solution.

One more important thing that we’re introducing this year: super powersWe went along and asked Adrian what is his superpower.
Adrian: out of the teams I’m mentoring, I always have at least one that has some revenue during the weekend.

This was all for now, stay tuned to find out more about this year’s batch of mentors and remember: they will be at the event to help you so engage with them!

SWTimisoara Team,
Over and out

Andrada Olteanu